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[audio]Marc Smith: Catalyzing Collective Action on the Net [ETCON2004] - Marc Smith
Got threads? Online communities are among the most popular tools used on the net. However, these tools have had limited refinement over the last two decades and are now reaching their limit of utility, as volumes rise beyond the abilities of mere humans to keep up. This talk will demonstrate several technologies and concepts that show promise as ways to enhance online communities, making them easier to discover and making it easier to select high-quality content, evaluate that content, and motiv...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; ETCON 2004
Downloads: 1,155
[audio]Don Norman: Emotional Design [ETCON2004] - Donald A. Norman
[Full title: Emotional Design: The Principles] Don Norman used to be known as a critic of unusable things but now, he says, he has changed. He has transformed himself into an advocate for pleasurable, enjoyable products. Beauty is good, says Norman. Successful products should a pleasure to use, and convey a positive sense of self, of accomplishment, and pride of ownership. In this keynote address, Norman shares work from his latest book, Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things...
Keywords: ETCON 2004; Conference Proceedings
Downloads: 4,059
[audio]William H. Janeway: Alternative Venture Models [ETCON2004] - William H. Janeway
[Full title: Alternative Models of the Venture Investing Process] Most IT start-ups are product-driven: the goal is to deliver an innovative product to a defined market. The conventional venture capital model - multiple funding rounds, multiple investors per round - evolved to address the operational risks of this sort of venture. But failure to execute operationally is not the only source of risk; every venture is also subject to volatility in the price and availability of capital due to the vo...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; ETCON 2004
Downloads: 358
[audio]Helen Greiner: Robots - Saving Money, Time and Lives [ETCON2004] - Helen Greiner
Robotic technology saves time, money, and lives -- and is the next big growth market. iRobot's PackBots have inspected caves in Operation Enduring Freedom and cleared buildings in operation Iraqi Freedom, reducing the risk to our soldiers. One iRobot creation, the pyramid rover, has explored ancient tunnels in the Great Pyramid of Egypt where no one had been in 5000 years. The award-winning Roomba Robotic Floorvac, using iRobot's advanced navigation technology with virtually no human assistance,...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; ETCON 2004
Downloads: 3,955
[audio]Tim O'Reilly - The O'Reilly Radar [ETCON2004] - Tim O'Reilly
Tim O'Reilly says he gets his best ideas by "watching the alpha geeks." In this keynote, Tim and Etech program chair Rael Dornfest introduce you to the thinking and themes behind this year's conference and some of the people and projects they're watching and working with. What these alpha geeks show us are the latest twists and turns of the hacker saga, the innovations that come when people who are comfortable with a particular technology "scratch their own itch." This was a keynote presentation...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; ETCON 2004
Downloads: 2,920
[audio]Pertti Korhonen: Enabling Life Goes Mobile [ETCON2004] - Pertti Korhonen
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to enhancing people's lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators, and businesses. Pertti Korhonen's keynote presentation covers how Nokia views mobility and key emerging technologies in a converging world...
Keywords: Conference Proceedings; ETCON 2004
Downloads: 4,483
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